Ralph Burns worked in a variety of genres and built up a diverse and reputable career. Burns worked on a variety of projects during his early entertainment career, including "Cabaret" (1972). In the eighties, Burns devoted his time to various credits, such as "History of the World Part I" with Mel Brooks (1981). In the eighties and the nineties, Burns lent his talents to projects like "All Dogs Go to Heaven" (1989) starring Dom DeLuise, "Bert Rigby, You're a Fool" with Robert Lindsay (1989), "Life Stinks" (1991) starring Mel Brooks, the Anjelica Huston and Raul Julia hit "The Addams Family" (1991) and "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" (1997). Burns last provided music for "Gangster Squad" (2013). Burns won a Music (Scoring: Adaptation and Original Song Score) Academy Award for "Cabaret" in 1972 as well as a Music (Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Adaptation Score) Academy Award for "All That Jazz" in 1979. Burns was nominated for an Outstanding Achievement In Music Direction Primetime Emmy Award for "The Josephine Baker Story" in 1991. Ralph Burns passed away in November 2001 at the age of 79.